CURRENT & CHOICE: Hollywood's Back Fence

When Hollywood's world-famed Gossip Columnist Louella O. (for Oettinger) Parsons (from her first husband) turned authoress and brought forth her autobiography, The Gay Illiterate (Doubleday. Doran; $2), her wise publishers jumped their publication date and rushed a few carloads of the remarkable volume to Hollywood's bookstores in time for the Christmas rout. The book sold like mad.

American Document. The Gay Illiterate is as much an American document as The Education of Henry Adams. It is the self-recorded sound track of a smalltown, intensely feminine mind which for 30 years, with unabated enthusiasm...

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